Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp

Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 7:36am CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! With the Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp set slowly trickling out to stores across the USA (and to third party websites across the globe), it makes sense that more and more reviews will pop up. Such as this video review by fellow Seibertron user, Chuckdawg1999. Check out his thoughts and review below.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Thundercracker and Skywarp complete the classic Seeker trio for the Earthrise line. Both Thundercracker and Skywarp feature new faces that are different from Starscream. I'm pleased that the duo came early in the line and will be relatively easy to get. Highly recommended.




If you'd like a second or third opinion, then please also check out video reviews by Lore Keeper and PrimeVsPrime!

Are you hunting for these? Do you already have them? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

Credit(s): Chuckdawg1999, PrimeVsPrime and Lore Keeper from Seibertron


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Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069968)
Posted by omega666 on July 1st, 2020 @ 9:41am CDT
I haven't found these in the 3 Targets in my area yet. :(
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069972)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 1st, 2020 @ 10:03am CDT
Greetings Seibertronians! Thanks to PrimalFury over at TFW2005, who seems to have gotten Earthrise Titan Class Scorponok early, we have some additional in hand images of Scorponok, though they are a little... Unconventional.

The first pictures shows off a fan mode that may be of interest to fans of Super God Masterforce, as PrimalFury turns Scorponok into the mode Black Zarak uses, as seen in the last episode of Masterforce!

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The next set of pictures, PrimalFury has some fun and shows the cross compatiblity of putting Scorponok's head on Fortress Maximus's body, and welding both the Master Sword and the MegaZarak Shield.

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Looking forward to getting this titan? Think the fan mode is a nod to something coming out down the line? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069973)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 1st, 2020 @ 10:07am CDT
For those wanting to eventually try their own attempt at Dakatsu Mode, here are some additional reference pics:

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Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069975)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 1st, 2020 @ 10:32am CDT
The ER Scorponok mold stowing the scorpion legs does wonders for that mode.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069976)
Posted by blackeyedprime on July 1st, 2020 @ 10:48am CDT
Shoulders could do with the ability to raise up on top of the body but it wouldnt be a stretch for Takara to reengineer a titan. Black Zaraks one of those things I'd have to get with the original toy being so hard to get and gold cosmic rust. Would have been nice if the encore Knock offers had done him (and would have been nice for Takara to have done enocre Metrotitan :( ).
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069977)
Posted by Deadput on July 1st, 2020 @ 10:52am CDT
I really like the Titan mode Headsculpt that Scorponok has, something about it looks amazing in quality/build.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069978)
Posted by LunarBolt1984 on July 1st, 2020 @ 12:16pm CDT
I just finished watching "The Headmasters" and it's got me super stoked for this toy. Each new image makes me want to buy it even more! Too bad I don't have that much cash to burn... :(
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069982)
Posted by Windsweeper on July 1st, 2020 @ 3:59pm CDT
If you imagine the large orange circles at the wrists as eyes, they give the Dakatsu mode pretty freaky looking heads.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069985)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on July 1st, 2020 @ 4:10pm CDT
This guy looks like he's a quick hop away from being redecoed into BlackZarak. Really the only physical differences would be the head/face, I'm wondering if it would retool Scorp's existing head, or they would do what Masterforce did and give him a new, non-headmaster face.

I mean if we can get Brave Maximus, there's no reason to believe we wont be seeing BlackZarak. Besides, who could deny that it would look freakin epic? That black, red, and chromed gold... :BOWDOWN:

Also we saw the sword-thing mode on Fasttrack, so that boxset could include a nice gold Black Roritchi.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069986)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 1st, 2020 @ 4:28pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:This guy looks like he's a quick hop away from being redecoed into BlackZarak. Really the only physical differences would be the head/face, I'm wondering if it would retool Scorp's existing head, or they would do what Masterforce did and give him a new, non-headmaster face.


That would be Titan pretooling's trial by fire. Devastator's already confirmed to have alternate parts, in his case alternate faces resembling the RiD 2001 Build Team plus two Double Targetmasters to fill in the ranks, so the foresight is already there. Scorponok having alternate parts to turn him into Black Zarak isn't that much of a stretch.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069987)
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on July 1st, 2020 @ 4:34pm CDT
Wait did I miss something? Are we getting a new Devastator? Or are you talking about a retool of CW Devy to resemble the Rid2001 Build Team?

But also yes, not much of a stretch at all. I was worried that the Hasbro/Takara consistency merger would rob us of exclusives referencing the Japanese G1, but so far I'm glad that's not totally the case. I mean we got a confirmed, complete God Neptune much sooner than any of us thought.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069988)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 1st, 2020 @ 4:42pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Wait did I miss something? Are we getting a new Devastator? Or are you talking about a retool of CW Devy to resemble the Rid2001 Build Team?


It's very common for molds to have alternate, gang-molded parts that can be switched out, something Selects makes full use of. CW Devastator has them as I described them (RiD 2001 Build Team plus Scoop and Quickmix, merge into RiD 2001 Landfill), but they ultimately went unused.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069990)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on July 1st, 2020 @ 5:29pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Wait did I miss something? Are we getting a new Devastator? Or are you talking about a retool of CW Devy to resemble the Rid2001 Build Team?


It's very common for molds to have alternate, gang-molded parts that can be switched out, something Selects makes full use of. CW Devastator has them as I described them (RiD 2001 Build Team plus Scoop and Quickmix, merge into RiD 2001 Landfill), but they ultimately went unused.

Wait, so if they had actually used thoae pretooled heads for Devy... we would have gotten 2 different toys of Scoop in like 3 years?????
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069991)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 1st, 2020 @ 5:33pm CDT
Jeddostotle7 wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Wait did I miss something? Are we getting a new Devastator? Or are you talking about a retool of CW Devy to resemble the Rid2001 Build Team?


It's very common for molds to have alternate, gang-molded parts that can be switched out, something Selects makes full use of. CW Devastator has them as I described them (RiD 2001 Build Team plus Scoop and Quickmix, merge into RiD 2001 Landfill), but they ultimately went unused.

Wait, so if they had actually used thoae pretooled heads for Devy... we would have gotten 2 different toys of Scoop in like 3 years?????
Yep. Those alternate heads exist, but never got used. Hasbro actually once offered them to Fun Pub to use, but Fun Pub didn't use them because they honestly thought Hasbro was gonna use them. Thus, neither group ended up using them.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069992)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on July 1st, 2020 @ 5:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Jeddostotle7 wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Stormshot_Prime wrote:Wait did I miss something? Are we getting a new Devastator? Or are you talking about a retool of CW Devy to resemble the Rid2001 Build Team?


It's very common for molds to have alternate, gang-molded parts that can be switched out, something Selects makes full use of. CW Devastator has them as I described them (RiD 2001 Build Team plus Scoop and Quickmix, merge into RiD 2001 Landfill), but they ultimately went unused.

Wait, so if they had actually used thoae pretooled heads for Devy... we would have gotten 2 different toys of Scoop in like 3 years?????
Yep. Those alternate heads exist, but never got used. Hasbro actually once offered them to Fun Pub to use, but Fun Pub didn't use them because they honestly thought Hasbro was gonna use them. Thus, neither group ended up using them.

What if the next Selects combiner was Landfill? :lol:
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069993)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 1st, 2020 @ 5:42pm CDT
Back to a possible Black Zarak, I wonder how Hasbro would pull it off. I mean, we can assume the parts are designed, we don't know what kind tho: alternate parts for the mid-stage, or a ginormous helmet like the original.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2069995)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 1st, 2020 @ 6:31pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:Back to a possible Black Zarak, I wonder how Hasbro would pull it off. I mean, we can assume the parts are designed, we don't know what kind tho: alternate parts for the mid-stage, or a ginormous helmet like the original.
Probably alternate parts for the Deluxe. I think the transformation scheme lends itself, for one thing, with the way the face cover moves.

Plus on the original Black Zarak the helmet was a case of trading one ginormous helmet for another (one which was obviously part of the same after-the-fact supplemental mold as the Tyrant Spear); with the ER mold, I think it would be simpler to pretool the Black Zarak head as alternate parts for the Deluxe-size head.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2070045)
Posted by sol magnus on July 2nd, 2020 @ 11:12am CDT
Jeddostotle7 wrote:I'm betting people are using bots to check the stock and immediately buy a ton of them as soon as they're in stock.

It certainly shines a light on how some people seem to have advance knowledge of something being available before "walk-ins" ever do.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2070119)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on July 2nd, 2020 @ 4:26pm CDT
I do hope they create Black Zarak, although I'm betting they'll call him Dark Zarak.
I think a little work on the claws could make them a little more dragon head like and work a little better then the original version's claws. I would hope they keep the head a headmaster just for the fun of it.
Re: Video Review Round Up Of Transformers Earthrise Target Exclusive Thundercracker and Skywarp (2070120)
Posted by blackeyedprime on July 2nd, 2020 @ 4:31pm CDT
pics are up on tfw2005 of earthrise 2nd wave in packaging/product shots.

Smokescreens feet are that hollow they dont have a 5mm port on the bottom but look to have some holey heel boxes that might be able to rotate.

Arcees box art is kinda misleading , if you take the hover board of her back there is no way the remainder is anywhere near the creative box art.

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